Vander Vuer Nets Goal Amid Storm

Alyssa Vander Veur scored the lone goal in the Cougars' victory over Weber State. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- No. 23 BYU (1-0-0) began its season with a 1-0 win over Weber State (0-1-0), the team that ended the Cougars campaign last year in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. After an hour and a half delay due to lightning, the game got under way.

"You can't control the weather and some of the things that happened tonight," head coach Jennifer Rockwood said. "A win is a win. It's good to get the first one out of the way."

In the early going neither team was able to find any kind of rhythm. The Cougars thought they had the first goal of the season in the 34th minute when midfielder Katie Fellows headed a ball into the back of the net, but the goal was waved off for colliding with Wildcat goalie Rebecca Ritchie.

The Cougars didn't have to wait long to get that first goal when thirty seconds later senior Alyssa Vander Veur found the back of the net to put BYU up 1-0.

"My teammates found me at the right place at the right time," said Vander Veur. "We wanted the win pretty bad and start our season off right."

I the second half,the Cougar defense maintained their composure and not only kept Weber State out of the net, but didn't allow a shot on goal in the second half.

In the 72nd minute the Wildcats were threatening when forward Linsey McFarland had a break away and Cougar goalkeeper Erika Woodbury made a sliding save to take away the scoring opportunity help preserve the shutout.

The Cougars were given a boost by the play of their bench led by Vander Veur, Fellows and sweeper Jessica Harmon. BYU recorded the only goal shortly after these three subs entered the game.

The game consisted of two lightning delays and the stadium lights went out for ten minutes in the 84th minute. The game was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., and did not end until 11 p.m.

"Tonight's game was a battle," said Rockwood. "I've never experienced a game like this before with all these delays."

Up next the Cougars will host the Idaho State Bengals on Tuesday at 7 p.m. on the South Stadium field.

Soccer Box Score (Final)

The Automated ScoreBook For Soccer

Weber State vs Brigham Young Univ. (Aug 25, 2006 at Provo, Utah)

Weber State (0-1-0) vs. Goals by period 1 2 Tot

Brigham Young Univ. (1-0-0) -------------------------------

Date: Aug 25, 2006 Attendance: 1029 Weber State......... 0 0 - 0

Weather: Brigham Young Univ.. 1 0 - 1

Weber State Brigham Young Univ.

Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A

------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------

GK 32 Rebecca Ritchie..... - - - - GK 28 WOODBURY, Erika..... - - - -

D 5 Sarah Espinoza...... - - - - D 3 CUTHBERT, Haylee.... - - - -

F 8 Linsey McFarland.... - - - - D 4 COOK, Karen......... 1 - - -

MF 11 Hayley McCoy........ - - - - F 6 ZWAHLEN, Annie...... 1 1 - -

F 12 Veronica Walker..... - - - - F 7 SWENSON, Carolyn.... - - - -

MF 16 Cassidy Williams.... 1 - - - D 11 WILLIS, Andrea...... 1 1 - -

MF 21 Shaylee Stegen...... - - - - MF 12 NATE, Natalie....... 1 - - -

MF 23 Natalie Ellis....... - - - - D 13 DEARBORN, Heidi..... - - - -

D 25 Shannon Murri....... 1 1 - - F 18 LARKIN, Katie....... 1 - - -

MF 28 Shelli Gough........ - - - - MF 19 KAKADELAS, Kelsea... 1 1 - -

D 31 Ashtyn Webster...... - - - - F 20 TILLOTSON, Bobbi.... 1 - - -

---------- Substitutes ---------- ---------- Substitutes ----------

6 Kelly Gaughan....... - - - - 2 ANDERSON, Amberlea.. - - - -

13 Lisa Crump.......... - - - - 10 HARMON, Jessica..... - - - -

14 Ciara Florence...... - - - - 16 AQUINO, Jessica..... 1 - - -

20 Molli Neilson....... - - - - 22 FELLOWS, Katie...... - - - -

26 Kelsie Ehlers....... - - - - 23 VANDER VEUR, Alyssa. 1 1 1 -

Totals.............. 2 1 0 0 25 THOMAS, Claire...... - - - -

Totals.............. 9 4 1 0

Weber State Brigham Young Univ.

## Player MIN GA Saves ## Player MIN GA Saves

--------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------

32 Rebecca Ritchie..... 90:00 1 2 28 WOODBURY, Erika..... 90:00 0 1

TM TEAM................ 0:00 0 1

Shots by period 1 2 Tot Saves by period 1 2 Tot

------------------------------- -------------------------------

Weber State......... 2 0 - 2 Weber State......... 1 2 - 3

Brigham Young Univ.. 6 3 - 9 Brigham Young Univ.. 1 0 - 1

Corner kicks 1 2 Tot Fouls 1 2 Tot

------------------------------- -------------------------------

Weber State......... 1 0 - 1 Weber State......... 7 6 - 13

Brigham Young Univ.. 2 1 - 3 Brigham Young Univ.. 8 11 - 19

SCORING SUMMARY:

GOAL Time Team Goal Scorer Assists

-------------------------------------------------

1. 35:01 BY VANDER VEUR, Alyssa (unassisted)

CAUTIONS AND EJECTIONS:

YC-WSU #5 (37:17); YC-BY #2 (85:23)

Officials:

Offsides: Weber State 1, Brigham Young Univ. 0.

Game time includes a 30 minute delay due to lightening.

Game time includes a 10 minute delay due to light outage.

Tags: Results